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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 23, 2019

Colchester Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Offense Stemming from Embezzlement Scheme

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VICKI MILLER, 56, of Colchester, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to a fraud offense stemming from an embezzlement scheme.

According to court documents and statements in court today, from approximately June 2017 until August 2018, Miller was employed as a bookkeeper by Greylock Property Group LLC and its owner.  Beginning in approximately July 2017, Miller used her access to her employers’ bank accounts to embezzle $413,180 of their money by making withdrawals at ATMs, writing checks to herself, and transferring funds to her own accounts.

Miller pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  As part of her plea agreement, Miller agreed to make full restitution to the victims.  Judge Dooley scheduled sentencing for November 15, 2019.

Since her arrest on February 13, 2019, Miller has been released on a $50,000 bond.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Town of Groton Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Francis.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated August 23, 2019